Yum, Yum, Yummy! The hardest part of this soup was cutting all of the veggies. (which means it was VERY easy to prepare.) I can't wait for it to get colder outside. When it does I will have to make this AT LEAST once a week. Thanks for a great recipe!
This is a wonderful soup. Filling, hearty and full of flavor. I do have to warn you - this makes a massive amount of soup, so have a HUGE stockpot ready to cook this in. I left out the optional meat and I didn't miss it. This is a great combination of vegetables and makes a delicious broth. Reminds me of something my great-grandmother used to make when I was a child. I thought the description for this recipe was especially charming...thanks for sharing this family treasure.
Thanks so much for the narrative along with the recipe. My gran and great-grannie were from Caithness and these are some of the tastes of my childhood. An impoverished childhood for mum has left her disliking lamb (which reminds her of endless mutton as a child), so i use half beef and half lamb in this recipe -- the nicest of both tastes.